Over the past week, the SkyDrive team has released an updated version of the SkyDrive App with a long-awaited feature: selective sync of specific SkyDrive folders!
With the new SkyDrive app release, you can now select which folders from SkyDrive are synced – making it easier to use SkyDrive with laptops or tablets with small drives, or to determine the split of personal/work files that you'd like to sync to your home PC vs a work laptop. You’re in control! If you’d like to keep all your photos and documents in SkyDrive but only sync a folder of your most important documents to your work laptop, you can do that – even if your desktop PC at home is syncing the full set. You can choose specific sub-folders to sync as well; you aren’t limited to just your primary SkyDrive folders.
This feature is easy to set up. You can set it up when you first install SkyDrive on your PC, or do it later, when you’re already running SkyDrive. To select which folders you'd like to sync with your SkyDrive, just right-click on your SkyDrive App in the system tray and choose Settings. Select the "Choose folders" tab and then click the Choose Folders button. Check off the folders you'd like to sync and click the OK button to complete. That's it!
If you already have an older version of the SkyDrive app installed, you should automatically receive this latest update. However, you can always download the most recent SkyDrive app at http://apps.live.com/skydrive.
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Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, focused on helping ISV partners leverage the Azure cloud platform. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of customers and partners worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
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